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B. Brandon Scott, PhD

  • Darbeth Distinguished Professor of New Testament Emeritus
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  • Parables
  • Historical Jesus
  • Resurrection
  • Paul
  • Film  


  • BA, St. Meinrad College, 1963
  • MA, Miami University, 1968
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1971

Key Facts

  • Joined Phillips in 1988; retired 2014
  • United Church of Christ layman (with Roman Catholic background)
  • Member of the American Academy of Religion
  • Member of Catholic Biblical Society
  • Member of Societas Novi Testamenti Studorium
  • Member of Society of Biblical Literature (chair of Bible in Ancient & Modern Media section)

Recent Publications

  • Re-Imagining the World:  An Introduction to the Parables of Jesus (Polebridge Press, 2001)
  • Reading New Testament Greek (Hendrickson, 1993), co-authored with former PTS students Margaret Dean, Kristen Sparks, and Francis LaZar
  • Hollywood Dreams and Biblical Stories ( Augsburg Fortress, 1994)
  • Hear Then the Parables (Augsburg Fortress Press, 1989)   

Current Projects

  • Study of sound mapping, focusing on sound as the communication environment of the ancient world.

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